Careen Chrusch

careen chrusch

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I have been involved in fitness and athletics my whole life. I have been teaching group exercise since 2010. I started out teaching indoor cycling and a Thai Chi/Pilates/Yoga fusion program. I became a Certified Yoga Teacher in 2017 through the Alberta Yoga College and my Yin Yoga Certification in 2019 from Yoga Santosha. I started to explore my own yoga practice around 2014. Because I had always been involved in competitive sports and my natural tendency was to participate in high energy, more aggressive types of activities I saw yoga as something that could help me destress and stretch. I would NEVER stay for Savasana. I just didn’t get it. My yoga journey was a gradual path which eventually inspired me to apply for the teacher training. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to teach but I was sure that I wanted to deepen my own practice and accelerate transformation in my own life. I was also very interested in broadening my understanding of yoga beyond physical poses.

My goal as a teacher is to create a safe, non-competitive space to allow members to dive beneath the surface of their daily lives to find deeper meaning and inspiration. My classes offer creative sequences with intentional themes, emphasizing the importance of proper alignment, flowing movements, breathing techniques and mindfulness. Modification are always made available for new students and experienced yogis so that all can reach their potential. I feel honored to teach yoga, helping to bring balance, awareness, health, and happiness into other’s lives. It is immensely rewarding.

find us!

1217 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary AB, T2N 3P6

T: 403-270-0723
E: [email protected]
Instagram: @oranjfitnessyyc

parking instructions

Kensington Road, Kensington Crescent and surrounding streets have plenty of parking spaces available. There is a ParkLink lot offering flat rates right behind our studio on Kensington Crescent. Calgary Transit buses stop directly in front of our studio also! Most streets have 2 hour paid parking, but some street parking is free before 9am and after 6pm.

USING PARK PLUS
Tired of standing in the rain, fumbling for your credit card or digging for spare change to pay for parking? Want the convenience of paying for your parking session in the comfort of your own car? Now you can! Sign up for ParkPlus and you can pay for your parking session with one easy cellphone call. Go to www.parkplus.ca <http://www.parkplus.ca/> to register!

FREE CURBSIDE PARKING
There is some free time-limited parking available on Bowness Rd, 12 St and 13 St around the St John Fine Arts Elementary School (15 12th St NW). Be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations.

METERED CURBSIDE PARKING
With exception to permit parking in residential zones surrounding the Kensington area, there is metered parking on nearly every street in the Kensington area. Once again, be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations, especially on 10 St during rush-hour time periods as some time restrictions do apply.

KENSINGTON GATE
Often overlooked, Kensington Gate offers numerous stalls above ground as well as about 100 stalls underground, all available for public parking. There is almost always parking available here, even during busy times.

CALGARY PARKING AUTHORITY (CPA)

CPA LOT 23 at 1101 Memorial Dr NW
Located beside the old Firehall. Access is from eastbound Memorial Drive only.

CPA LOT 37 at 1056 Memorial Dr NW
Located on the north side of Memorial Dr, access is from westbound Memorial Dr only.

CPA LOT 57 at 1210 Kensington Rd NW
Located on the north side of the road, this lot is a great one for those of you who are coming in from Crowchild Trail via Kensington Rd.
For more information on Calgary Parking Authority parking lots, hours and rates, go to the CPA Home Page <http://www.calgaryparking.com/web/guest/parkinglots/lotlocations>.

business hours

Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm–9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am–11:30am